HBM Learning secures loan from Rosebud Finance to blossom

Lytham-based specialist recruitment agency and training provider HBM Learning has secured a £15k loan from Lancashire County Council’s Rosebud Finance.

Founded in 2022 by husband and wife Frazer (above left) and Deborah McAlister, HBM Learning aims to attract, train and recruit candidates in the education and skills sector. They are an approved training centre under the awarding body TQUK and offer a suite of qualifications in education and training. 

One of the biggest in demand roles across education and skills is for tutors. They are addressing a candidate shortage by training industry professionals to become qualified tutors and placing them into new roles, a statement from HBM said.

They work closely with training and apprenticeship providers to source and recruit talent for a variety of roles, particularly for those in demand roles.

The company has recently appointed new managing director Sarah Weightman to oversee the recruitment operations.

Jonathan Nelson (above right) is the fund manager at Rosebud Finance, managed by GC Business Finance, and the funding will provide the business with the working capital required to run the business while the new director supports operational growth.

Using the Rosebud Finance support, the McAlisters have recently formed a holding company, that will be used to acquire and invest in more training and recruitment businesses. They have just launched their first joint venture, which is a new recruitment agency, and will come under this new holding company.

The business looks to continue increasing its headcount and expanding into different sectors.

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